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Is Your Prius' Performance Slipping Away?

Is Your Prius' Performance Slipping Away?

It might be time for a Toyota Prius battery replacement. Have you noticed reduced performance and a dashboard warning light indicating there could be battery problems? Don't give up on your Prius just yet! The Prius GEN II batteries only last so long Most hybrid batteries will take you where you want to go for about 100,000 miles or more.  If you're driving a 2005 - 2009 Prius, you probably have GEN II batteries and their life span may be slipping away. With over  the 1 milli ... read more

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Hybrid Brakes Save Energy

Hybrid Brakes Save Energy

Hybrid brakes save energy to charge your batteries Hybrids brakes use regenerative braking, which is controlled by regenerative braking circuits.  This technology is used on vehicles with both gas and electricity as power sources.  This kind of braking system captures the car's kinetic energy and converts it into electricity. It's then used to recharge the car's batteries. What's really going on? The circuits control the regenerative braking system. The circuits reve ... read more

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Warning Lights on Your Prius

Warning Lights on Your Prius

  A warning light could mean a Prius battery replacement is in your future. So this light appears and you go to the dealer. You're told that your Prius Hybrid battery is dying. But wait there's more. They also say, it's going to be very costly to replace it. OUCH! DON'T WORRY! There are options... When purchasing a Prius battery replacement, the trick is to decide which solution is best for you and your budget. Budget might be the big factor, but there other things t ... read more

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Prius Specialists at Your Service

Prius Specialists at Your Service

Prius Specialists at Hillside Auto for all your Prius Needs What does all this mean to you and your Prius? It means you're in safe, capable, certified trained hands at Hillside Auto Repair! We have the expertise and equipment necessary for the proper service of these hybrid electric cars (HEVs).  The Prius Maintenance Difference Prius' are the same, but different from regular vehicles when it comes to maintenance.  Most hybrids have both electric and gasoline combustion ... read more

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San Pedro Prius Auto Maintenance Services

San Pedro Prius Auto Maintenance Services

Beautiful, historical port town San Pedro is a “whale of a town.”  This harbor city has been around for, literally, hundreds of years.  From Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s to becoming a part of Los Angeles in 1909, San Pedro has a long and colorful history. Modern day San Pedro residents might share some similarities with their ancestors, but are very different.  You’ll still find tall ships in the harbor, ready to set sail, and you’ll see that our comm ... read more

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Palos Verdes Estates Prius Repair Services

Palos Verdes Estates Prius Repair Services

The natural scenic beauty of Palos Verdes Estates comes from more than the breathtaking ocean views.  In the early 1900s, the developers of PVE land designed the area to be open and full of natural beauty.  They designed gently winding roadways, neighborhood pathways, stands of magnificent trees, all to enhance the natural beauty of the area. Just as the original founders of PVE envisioned a unique community committed to preserving the natural assets of the land, current residents care ... read more

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Rancho Palos Verdes Prius Repair Services

Rancho Palos Verdes Prius Repair Services

Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, RPV, no matter what name you use, they all refer to the same beautiful stretch of land overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Nestled within the Palos Verdes hills, this gem of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is home to some of the most scenic drives and iconic landmarks of Southern California. One of the best ways to get a feel for and really enjoy the towering bluffs and oceanic vistas of RPV, is to jump in your Prius and take a leisurely trip along the winding roads and ... read more

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Prius Scheduled Maintenance

Prius Scheduled Maintenance

One of the most important ways you can take care of your new (or new-to-you) car is by following the factory scheduled maintenance. Staying up-to-date on your Prius scheduled maintenance will help you protect your investment – and get the most out of your money in the long run. Do I really need to do Prius scheduled maintenance? We can’t say this enough, YES! You’ve put a lot of money into your car and you want it to last you a long time, right? Then you ... read more

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17 Interesting Facts About Toyota and Prius

17 Interesting Facts About Toyota and Prius

Toyota’s have been around for a long time.  In fact, they’ve been in the US since the 1950s!  Because Toyota is such a well-known brand, and you might even drive a Toyota yourself, you might feel that you really know the famous car manufacturer. Or do you? We’ve compiled 17 little-known facts and tidbits about Toyota and their best-selling hybrid, Prius.  Take a look: How many of these did you already know? 17 Little-Known Facts About Toyota Tight spot ... read more

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Hybrid Battery Reconditioning at Hillside Auto Repair

Hybrid Battery Reconditioning at Hillside Auto Repair

For most drivers, replacing a battery is not really a big deal.  It’s something drivers need to do once every two or three years, but it’s a simple task that can cost anywhere from around $30 (for a discount car battery) to $120 or so.  Battery maintenance, of course, is important, but there are many, many more expensive components to worry about wearing out.  For the hybrid driver, on the other hand, the bat ... read more

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